Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Holiday Warmth

Holiday Warmth...October Stamp Of The Month.
The possibilities are endless with this set. You can get all your Christmas cards and layouts done not to mention birthdays and just general winter things. And the best part is that you can get this set at a discount or even FREE!!!! Ask me for details!

I used some of my punches for this card. Sometimes that is way easier than cutting! I used a Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch and a Martha Stewart Large Snowflake punch. The rest of the supplies are Close To My Heart.
This one I used a Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch to thread my ribbon through then tied the bigger bow and attached it. Simple but elegant.

And on this card i used my Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, and my Nestibilities regular oval and scalloped oval.
These are three of the six cards I will be teaching at the Christmas card Workshop on November 1st. Please let me know soon if you are interested as space is limited and will fill up fast.
Well that is all for today and I hope I gave you some inspiration to start your Christmas cards soon.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome Little One

I am so excited to be scrapbooking a new first grandchild! I never imagined that I would be so excited to have a new member of the family. I am sure I am going to spoil this one! I posted the other day the cover of her album and now I have a couple of layouts to put in it. I did have the absolute pleasure of being in the delivery room when my daughter gave birth to Novalee and these pictures were taken only minutes after she was born. What a great way to start her album!
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Floral Tapestry paper packet X7084B
Just for Girls C1337
Peace on Earth D1243 (for the little one saying)
Checklist D1252
Chipboard letters
Blush Ric rack z1138
Just Blooms Z1033
Twinkle Glitter Brads Z1220
Blush Embossing Powder
Delta Ceramcoat White Paint Z1293 (mixed with Blush reinker)
Clear Buttons Z1155
White Pearls (connections club prize...ask me how to get some!)
Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monthly Planner

I really need to keep my days organized, so I decided to make a monthly planner so I can keep track of workshops, gatherings, appointments etc. And I wanted to dig out my Bind - It - All...a tool I have had for ages and very seldom use. Measurements are 10 x 12. All supplies are Close To My Heart Unless otherwise noted.
Bella Paper Packet X7114B
Chip board
Hollyhock Ribbon
Autumn Daisy Flowers
Bind it all
Nestibilities Inverted Scallop Square and Labels
Garden Green Brads
Pre Printed Calendar (off the Internet)
Pink Paper Clips (Staples)
Binder Clips (Staples)
Green Satin Ribbon (unknown)
Pentel Pen (Staples)
Small Notebooks (unknown)
If I get some interest in this I will consider hosting a workshop so let me know if you would like to attend.
Thanks for looking and remember i do like comments!

Fall Fun!

My favorite colors to work with are in this layout! I just love the fall colors, so bright and vibrant. This is a two page layout that I am teaching at the Recreation Grounds tonight. All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Colors are Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower and Colonial White
Expedition Paper Packet X7082B
November Word Puzzle D1312
Essential Alphabet E1001
Autumn Sunflowers

Hope you like it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Paper Pumpkins!

If you are in my club, this is the project we are making tonight! These cute little paper pumpkins will look gorgeous with your fall decorations!
All supplies are Close To My Heart. (I did cut out the scallops with one of my nestibilities though).
Join my club if you want to learn how to make these and lots of other projects.

From Our House

I just love this paper packet...Sweet Home. It has to be one of my all time favorite. I used my Wishes Card Pattern Book for the pattern of this card. It came from Curtain Call on page 94 of the Wishes book. If you do not have this book...I would highly recommend it. Ask your family for a copy for Christmas!!!!All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Welcome Home D1370
Sweet Home Paper Packet X7116B
Colors: Garnet, Buttercup, Heavenly Blue and Indian Corn Blue
White Pearls (ask me how you can get some of these)
Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch
EK Sucess Fleur Punch
Ribbon, Unknown

Stay tuned for more from this paper packet...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kit of the Month for September

This is the Sweet Home Kit of the Month for September.

The kits will contain complete directions to put together a two page layout and 6 cards (3 different designs). These are completely new patterns that are not published in any of our how to books like Cherish or Originals. Each month I will be featuring a new kit that you can order, then the following month I will host a FREE workshop for all that purchases it. If you cannot make it to the workshop you can complete it at home as the kit contains all you need except the inks colors and blocks. (But most of you already have those) This kit contains a new My Acrylix stamp set not available anywhere else. Price for the kit is $37.50.

Sweet Home Kit of the Month contains:

Enjoy the Journey stamp set

Sweet Home level 2 paper packet

Mini Medley Accents White Daisy Collection

Workshop Guide.

You can add on:

Top Coasts Framed in $6.25

Designer Ribbon Rounds Buttercup Collection $9.95 if you like.

Then at the Workshop in October we will put together the two page layout or the collection of 6 cards. You will also have plenty of papers left over to make your own creations...being more scrapbook pages, cards or altered items.

If you would like to order this kit please contact me before September 23rd in order to get it back before the workshop date.

Have a beautiful afternoon!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Novalee's Baby Album

This is the front cover of my Granddaughter, Novalee's Baby album. This is a Close to My Heart's 12x12 Linen Album. I really love these albums. They are soft and very well made and will last a lifetime. I also love the new Snapease System that our albums are coming with now. You no longer have to turn out the back screws to add more page protectors, you just lift off the snapease strip and add the pages. What a time saving feature. I do put on an album cover to keep sticky fingerprints off the fabric and to keep dust off it too, (yes, I do have a dust problem.... I don't know how it accumulates so fast...LOL). Anyways, All supplies are Close To My Heart.
That's Amore Paper Packet with colors, Blush, Hollyhock and Chocolate
12x12 Linen Album in Hollyhock
Autumn Daisy Flowers
Clear buttons
Chipboard letters (covered with paper)
Blush Waxy Flax
Sewing machine with White thread

I hope you like it and be sure that I will post many layouts to fill this album.
Take Care

Friday, September 11, 2009

Baby Shower Guest Book

Here is the Guest Book I made for my Granddaughter, Novalee's, Baby Shower.
It matches the diaper cake and the baby book that I also made using the Key to My Heart Paper Packet. Novalee's Room is done in a POOH Theme so that is why the Pooh and quote are in the book. Each of the inside pages has a different photo of Novalee making some pretty faces. Sorry, she is just so cute, I cannot help but say that her faces are so darn cute!
Thanks for looking and make sure to leave comments, I love hearing from you.

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

My Granddaughter, Novalee's Baby Shower is on Sunday. I made this Diaper Cake for part of the decorations. It is made out of the Key to My Heart Paper Packet. I had also made my daughter a Baby Book made out of the same paper that I gave to her back in February to track all the progress of pregnancy and birth. I also made the guest book for the Baby shower out of the same paper that I will post in another post later this afternoon.
I did not have any instructions to make this, but i did remember seeing one somewhere in my blogging travels so I had an idea of what one should look like. I did use two different sizes of diapers that I individually rolled up and tied. Then i made a paper chain for the band around the diapers and added lace, flowers and some string pearls. I hope you like it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Treasures - September's Stamp of the Month

Well, September is here...where on earth did the summer go? In this part of the world (southern Manitoba Canada), we broke a record this summer...9 straight months of below normal was a cold summer! Here is to hoping that the fall will be above normal temperatures and finally give us some nice weather. Anyways, I hope to get back to posting more things for you to see on a regular be on the lookout and maybe join in on my followers list...I would love to have more would get instant notification of new postings.

This is a card made with the September Stamp of the Month Treasures D1375. If you like this stamp set you must get it in September as it is no longer available after that. It also incorporates the beautiful papers from the Sweet Home paper packet. All Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Treasures D1375
Sweet Home Paper Packet X7116B
Colors are Crystal Blue, Garnet, White daisy and Buttercup
Buttercup Ribbon
Buttercup Button
Crystal Blue Waxy Flax
EK Success Scalloped Border Punch
Nestibilities Circles
Thanks for looking and remember I do like comments...LOL

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Give Thanks

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the "fall" colors, the oranges, yellows, reds and greens. It makes such pretty cards and scrapbook layouts. All supplies on this card are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Give Thanks D1110
Enchanted Paper Packet
Autumn Terracotta Patterned Paper (retired )
Autumn Terracotta Brads and Ribbon
White Daisy and Black Cardstock
Bamboo, Desert Sand, Autumn Terracotta Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Hope you like it!
Take Care

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall/Winter Idea Book is Here!

Close To My Heart has just released their newest Idea Book, and what a book it is! It really has the most beautiful papers that are on the market today! The stamps and just wonderful as usual and there are many new embellishments too! It really is just like Christmas, wishing and dreaming about all the new products. You just must take a look yourself! Just click on the photo of the fall/winter idea book on the left side bar and it will take you right to an online version of the book, page by page. What a delight! Let me know what you think, just leave a comment below. Now, enough chatting, I will let you get to looking!
Bye for Now